Gentlemen of the South v Players of the South
Other First-Class matches in England 1875
VenueKennington Oval, Kennington on 24th, 25th June 1875 (3-day match)
Balls per over4
TossGentlemen of the South won the toss and decided to field
ResultGentlemen of the South won by an innings and 129 runs
UmpiresJ Caesar, JJ Swan
Close of play day 1Gentlemen of the South (1) 183/4 (GF Grace 41*, Fryer 18*)

Players of the South first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Juppb Strachan47     
R Humphreyc GF Grace b Strachan8     
F Silcockb WG Grace2     
HRJ Charlwoodb Strachan20     
+EW Pooleyc Strachan b WG Grace8     
TA Pearcelbw b WG Grace2     
R Fillerylbw b WG Grace26     
WA Humphreysnot out8     
J Lillywhiteb WG Grace0     
J Southertonb Strachan0     
J Streetst Bush b WG Grace4     
Total(all out, 89 overs)125
Fall of wickets:
1-8, 2-10, 3-47, 4-66, 5-68, 6-108, 7-116, 8-117, 9-120, 10-125 (89 ov)
Gentlemen of the South bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
WG Grace42   14656--
Strachan40   19454--
GF Grace4   160--
Fryer3   190--

Gentlemen of the South first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WG Graceb Lillywhite0     
*ID Walkerb Southerton26     
AP Lucasb Fillery63     
W Blackerb Southerton31     
GF Gracec Pearce b Lillywhite66     
FER Fryerb Southerton25     
CI Thorntonc Charlwood b Lillywhite4     
L Winslowc Jupp b Lillywhite32     
A Chandlerb Street33     
G Strachanb Southerton34     
+JA Bushnot out18     
Extras(5 b, 1 w)6
Total(all out, 178.3 overs)338
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-40, 3-95, 4-149, 5-203, 6-229, 7-234, 8-268, 9-307, 10-338 (178.3 ov)
Players of the South bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillywhite52   121214--
Street24   11421--
Fillery16   4371--
Silcock13   5170--

Players of the South second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
H Juppc and b WG Grace0     
R Humphreyrun out16     
F Silcockb Strachan6     
HRJ Charlwoodc Fryer b WG Grace16     
R Filleryrun out1     
+EW Pooleyc Thornton b WG Grace1     
TA Pearcec Bush b WG Grace5     
J Lillywhiterun out11     
J Southertonc and b WG Grace16     
J Streetc WG Grace b Strachan4     
WA Humphreysnot out5     
Extras(2 b, 1 lb)3
Total(all out, 56.2 overs)84
Fall of wickets:
1-0, 2-19, 3-25, 4-35, 5-38, 6-40, 7-53, 8-62, 9-68, 10-84 (56.2 ov)
Gentlemen of the South bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
WG Grace28.28455--
Strachan28   11362--

--> The match was scheduled for three days but completed in two.
--> AP Lucas (1) passed his previous highest score of 48 in First-Class matches
--> J Southerton (2) passed 2500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 1
--> WG Grace reached 50 wickets in First-Class matches for the season when taking his 5th wicket in the Players of the South first innings
--> J Southerton reached 1350 wickets in First-Class matches when taking his 3rd wicket in the Gentlemen of the South first innings